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Problem gambling media queries

  1. Query on qualitative study of youths' behaviours and attitudes towards gambling

    Reply from MSF Spokesperson
    Issued on 20 December 2012

    The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)’s 2011 survey on gambling participation in Singapore found that younger persons aged 18 to 29 had the lowest gambling participation rate at 32%. The prevalence of probable pathological gambling among those who gambled was 1.6%. Nonetheless, we recognise that the youth of today are a potential at-risk group. To be able to collect better data on youth gambling in Singapore, MSF intends to commission a study to better understand the views and perceptions of Singapore youths aged 18 to 35 toward gambling. 

    In the area of prevention, NCPG had begun the process of reaching out to youths through collaborative efforts with organisations such as MCYC Community Services Society and Republic Polytechnic to develop and to roll out youth gambling awareness and prevention programmes. The study’s findings will aid in the development of more effective programmes for youths.
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